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Published: Sat, November 04, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Multiple Fatalities Reported After Vehicle Drives Into Pedestrians on NYC Bike Path

Multiple Fatalities Reported After Vehicle Drives Into Pedestrians on NYC Bike Path

- NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 31, 2017The vehicle struck multiple people on the path.

The truck rammed several people on the path from behind and ultimately crashed into a school bus at Chambers Street. The man underwent surgery and was in critical condition but was expected to survive.

He said: "Oh my god I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog".

The situation reportedly unfolded near the Chambers Street and West Side Highway area of Lower Manhattan.

For those who witnessed the attack, however, today is a very different day.

The officer, assigned to the 1st Precinct, was treated for tinnitus after taking the suspect down, a police source said.

Update 10/31, 5:24 pm: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the "particularly cowardly act of terror" in a press briefing on Tuesday evening, saying that 8 people are dead.

"New York is an global symbol of freedom and democracy. that also makes us a target", Governor Andrew Cuomo said at the press conference, extending his thoughts and prayers to the families grieving their lost loved ones, and his thanks to the many first responders who stopped the shooter and aided the injured.

"I thought it was terrorism", Duffy said of the attack. Investigators say they recovered a cellphone that had Islamic State group propaganda.

Federal authorities are treating the event as a terror attack and took over the lead of the investigation.

A child was seen sitting on the lap of an adult in a neck brace in the calm after the horror. A paintball gun and pellet gun were found on the scene. He said a heavyset man was chasing him. "I've got five people on the ground", the officer said in audio released by online scanner platform Broadcastify. He said a man came over and kicked the gun out of his hand.

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